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#31 of 41 Old 05-16-2012, 01:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Isn't Pentacel just Daptacel with IPV added, then they mix HIB in on site? Now I'm getting confused. Why are you mentioning Tripedia? That's just a DTaP only vaccine that I believe was discontinued in 2008?

According to this link.. updated May 2 2012..Tripedia is still very much available.

 

http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/thi-table.htm#*#*

 

 

 

 

On the other hand...why are there no numbers for JUST ACTHiB??? anyone know?

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I am confused by your above two posts.

 

In post #25 you acknowledge that HiB can be mixed with Tripedia (which is what I read too.. is why I am mentioning it..read my concerns about what they may mix the ActHiB in - in post #22 here.

 

In post #26 you ask why I am mentioning Tripedia - although you do acknowledge that it CAN be mixed with ActHiB... ? :)


I was just restating what you wrote in post 25.  You were the one who posted the link that it can be mixed with Tripedia.  I didn't know that.  So that is why I asked in post 26 why you were mentioning it.  Dr. Sears has stated many times that they are phasing out Tripedia as of 2008-9.  The only 2 choices for DTaP still being made he says are Daptacel and Infantrix.  But he says there are still doses of Tripedia floating around, in use, they just aren't making more.


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That nurse must be the one who got fired from OUR ped's office! orngbiggrin.gif
Seriously, the misuse of language is just amazing when it comes to vaccines.
Doctors STILL say that "thimerosal was removed from pediatric vaccines.".
No, it wasn't removed. They didn't go in there with a little Thimerosal Removal Kit and remove it. They began to produce single-dose vaccines WITHOUT thimerosal. They also continued producing them WITH thimerosal, either for adults or for export to third-world countries.
I suspect it's the same misuse of language with your nurse, who says she can "separate it out." (One wonders how she passed organic chemistry?)

Or they just "washed out" the thimerasol.  I still wonder how they do that.  Vaccines with the thimerasol "washed out" are the ones that say they contain a trace (0.3mcg) since they can't wash out everything.  I say yay, better than 25 mcg, but why can't they just make new totally thimerasol free versions?


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Or they just "washed out" the thimerasol.  I still wonder how they do that.  Vaccines with the thimerasol "washed out" are the ones that say they contain a trace (0.3mcg) since they can't wash out everything.  I say yay, better than 25 mcg, but why can't they just make new totally thimerasol free versions?

In those instances, thimerosal or a thimerosal-preserved ingredient was used in the initial processing, but was not meant to be an ingredient in the final product, as opposed to the multi-use vials of vaccine, in which thimerosal is meant to be in the final product as a preservative.
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Interesting!  I still hate that they can call them "thimerasol free" when obviously a trace is still something!  They wouldn't call an oat cereal gluten free even though oats have just a "trace" gluten...


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Interesting!  I still hate that they can call them "thimerasol free" when obviously a trace is still something!  They wouldn't call an oat cereal gluten free even though oats have just a "trace" gluten...

Actually, they are allowed to call foods "gluten-free" that contain up to 20 ppb (more than a trace!) of detectable gluten.     banghead.gif

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What did you decide to do today Blessed Mom?
 

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What did you decide to do today Blessed Mom?
 

Cancel her appointment AbbyGrant :P

 

Surprised anyone?

 

Her b'day is coming up May 31st and we decided to at least postpone it till after then...

 

Better to forego and give/not_give later than give and regret - right?

 

I still haven't found out the answer to my 3 Qs above... 

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Cancel her appointment AbbyGrant :P

 

Surprised anyone?

 

Her b'day is coming up May 31st and we decided to at least postpone it till after then...

 

Better to forego and give/not_give later than give and regret - right?

 

I still haven't found out the answer to my 3 Qs above... 

 


Nope, not surprised. You seemed really stressed, so I think postponing was a good move.

 

I wish I could help you more with your questions. I don't know much about Hiberix to be honest though other than it's relatively new (2009ish?).  My youngest got ActHIB, and I was comfortable with that.

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I'm not sure why your peds office would mix the ActHIB with anything than it's own diluent that comes with the vaccine itself.At our pediatrics office every vaccine is used but I usually administer HIB,Prevnar and Dtap at 15 months of age and for my babies I use pediarix(Dtap,IPV,Hep B)

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Yes I agree with Taximom5, you should ask and have every right to see the packaging and insert that comes with the vaccine. 

 

I've read the majority of the severe cases of HIB in children happen under two years old. It is entirely up to you to weigh the risks of HIB or go ahead and get a booster. Since she is preschool age she wouldn't need more than one booster shot if you decide to go that route. The single HIB shot is only approved prior to age five so you have a couple more years to decide if you decide to wait.


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